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Speaker to help women ‘listen to the voices in their heads’

A nationally-known speaker, therapist and author is coming to Brookhaven to help women listen to the voices inside their own heads.

Being able to calm and challenge that voice is central to each woman’s emotional, physical and spiritual health, said Julie Sparkman, who will be returning to Faith Presbyterian Church Jan. 25-26 for the women’s conference, “It’s All in Your Head.”

The event will be 6:30- 8:30 p.m. Jan. 25 and 8:30 a.m.-noon Jan. 26 at the church at 400 Magee Drive. Dessert will be served at the evening session and snacks will be available for the morning session.

Cost is $20 and registration is required at either www.faithbrookhaven. org, through the church office at 601-833-0081, or at the door.

Childcare is available for both sessions.

Sparkman, from Birmingham, Alabama, is a co-founder of Restore Counseling Ministries and author of “Idol Addiction: Finding Freedom In The Gospel You Knew” and “Unhitching From The Crazy Train: Finding Rest.”

“We are often unaware of our true thoughts, yet thoughts are the drivers of all emotions and behavior,” she said. “We will learn a very simple method to discover and replace our old ‘thought tapes’ with ones based on the truths of the gospel, which sets us free to true and lasting change in our lives and in our relationships.”

Church member Kristi Sessums heard Sparkman when she visited Brookhaven three years ago.

“She’s just a great communicator and easy to listen to,” she said. “She makes it make sense.”

Glenda Hux, an occupational therapist and member of FPC, said she has enjoyed hearing Sparkman at the previous conference.

“Her message is really healing for the busy women, the modern day woman who feels bogged down by expectations and must-do’s and things they feel they have to get done,” she said. “Her message is really freeing. She talks about what your worth is and how God thinks of you and how God sees you, that we’re not to pay attention to our voices that say otherwise.”

Hux said Saprkman offers a good message.

“I think as women we all deal with the self doubt to a certain extent, and just to be reminded that god sees you as his daughter, you’re the daughter of the king and there’s worth in that,” she said.